Segway™ Human Transporter (HT) can
self-balance because of a technology called dynamic stabilization. Dynamic
Stabilization works in much the same way your own sense of balance does.
Where you have an inner ear, eyes, muscles, and a brain to keep you
balanced, the Segway HT has solid-state gyroscopes, tilt sensors, high-speed
microprocessors, and powerful electric motors performing to keep it
balanced. Working in concert, these extensively tested, redundant systems
sense your center of gravity, instantaneously assess the information, and
make minute adjustments one hundred times a second. Segway HT balances
whether you're traveling at 10 mph, carrying a heavy load, slowly
maneuvering in tight spaces, or standing perfectly still.
Move forward. Go forward.
The Segway HT intuitively balances the way humans
do—moving forward and backward, responding to changes in your body's
position. There is no accelerator and no brakes. Lean forward and you move
forward. Straighten up and you stop. Lean back, and you move back. To turn,
rotate the steering grip under your wrist in either direction.
Operation is natural, intuitive, and one of the primary reasons Segway HT so
seamlessly integrates into enterprise situations, pedestrian environments,
and everyday life.